Become a Volunteer Leader

 

Each year, more than 100 BRR members are appointed or elected to serve as volunteer leaders on association boards, committees, task forces, and more, through the following process:

BRR, IR, NAR, IMLS, and Foundation Directors

May — Notification of available director positions and with eligibility requirements for the boards of Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), Idaho REALTORS® (IR), the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Intermountain MLS IMLS), and the REALTORS® Community Foundation.

June — Online applications open.

July — Applications reviewed by staff for eligibility and list of candidates provided to BRR’s Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC); the NEC will send a list of recommended and eligible candidates to BRR’s Board of Directors, first reviewed (and if necessary, proposed amendments put forth) by BRR’s Executive Committee.

July/August — Approval of slate of candidates by BRR’s Board of Directors; Candidate bios and videos produced by staff; and then, Candidates announced to membership forty-five (45) calendar days before election opens.

September — Online election by membership opens twenty-one (21) calendar days before BRR’s Annual Membership Meeting, closing at 11:59 p.m. the night before the Annual Membership Meeting; Election results announced at Annual Membership Meeting.

In 2018, candidates will be announced on August 6th, online elections will be open from August 30th–September 18th and the Annual Membership Meeting will be September 19th. 

 

BRR Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Members

September — Notification of available committee positions with eligibility requirements; Online application sent to current committee members, including the ability to apply for Chair and Vice Chair positions, if interested (1-2 recommendations preferred for Chair and Vice Chair applications, but not required); 1 week later… Online application/nomination opens for all members, including the ability to apply for the Vice Chair position, if interested (1-2 recommendations preferred for Vice Chair applications but not required).

October — Chair and Vice Chair Appointment Process:

  • Applications reviewed by staff for eligibility and list of candidates provided to the NEC.
  • The NEC will send a list of recommended and eligible candidates to President-Elect and/or Vice President for review.
  • Chair and Vice Chair recommendations for the Budget and Finance, Nominating and Elections, and Public Policy Committees will then be presented to BRR’s Board of Director for approval. The President-Elect and Vice President approve all others.

November — Committee Member Appointment Process:

  • Applications reviewed by staff for eligibility and list of candidates provided to the NEC.
  • With their staff liaison, the incoming committee Chair and Vice Chair will review applications, make additional nominations (if needed, desired), and then provide a list of recommendations for consideration by the President-Elect and Vice President.
  • Committee appointments made by President-Elect and Vice President, based on applications, recommendations or additional nominations by them (if needed, desired).

December — Committee appointments announced via email by BRR’s Chief Executive Officer.

January — Board and committee rosters updated on boirealtors.com.

 

Notes regarding BRR committee appointments:

  • There are no automatic re-appointments to committees, nor does BRR have an automatic succession plan from committee Vice Chair to Chair, or from committee Chair to Past Chair or member (as BRR does not have an “official” past chair position). All members interested in continuing their service on a committee MUST apply or be nominated to be considered.
  • For those applications received throughout the year (at new member orientation, at events, online via general interest form, etc.), BRR staff will enter them into the online application system. These applications will be reviewed after applications/nominations received through the September call for committees, and every effort will be made to place all members interested in serving.
  • Committee applications or nominations received throughout the year may be considered for open positions, task forces, or volunteer projects, by the President, President-Elect, and Committee Chair and Vice Chair, when appropriate.
  • To engage as many members as possible — and to avoid burnout by member volunteers serving in too many areas — BRR will follow NAR’s practice of “One Member, One Appointment,” knowing that there may be some instances where members may serve on more than one committee due to their position or experience.
  • Members who have two (2) consecutive, unexcused absences from their committee meetings may be removed from the roster for the remainder of the year. This is done to ensure quorums are met, especially for smaller committees, and to provide opportunities for new members who are interested and able to serve.

Have questions about how serving? Contact BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, Breanna Vanstrom.

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